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ST. PAUL. MONDAY, NOV. 25,1878.
Two Senators are to be elected in Mis
souri next -winter. The boarding-house keep
era of Jefferson City have mcieased their
rates "in accordance with the spirit of the
SINGE Edison hag tamed his attention to
the invention of an electric light with which
to illuminate the sheets of cities, tbe
patent office at Washington has been flooded
with applications for patents or caveats on
processes for producing light by electricity.
There are, at the lowest computation, a hun
dred persons who are trying to steal the
great inventor's thunder.
IT has transpired that the report of Secre
tary Shetman will be largely devoted to the
consideration of affairs at the New York
customhouse. He will lecommend no re
forms to speak ofnot even deference to
Conkling, the rising star of the East
and will commend the administiation of
Mr. Merntt. The document as a whole will
be of little interest, except locally.
UB Chicago Times relates as a fact,
vouched for by one of the United State1
grand jury, that Judge Blodgett, of the
district court, peisonally appeared befort
that body to intercede in behalf of Registei
Hibbard, whose official acts were under in
vestigation. The proceeding is a very sin
gular one for a federal judge, but not ex
ceptional on Judge Blodgett's part, if report*
HE seat of Godlove S. Orth is to be con
tested. It has been proved in a contest foi
a local office, that there were nearly a nun
dred fraudulent Republican votes cast. A
Orth was elected by a majority of only
twenty seven, his Democratio opponent
thinks he has a good case, and will use the
evidence in the local case to sustain his po
sition. There will be few mourners in the
event of Orth losing his seat.
HE chief feature of the coming session
of Congress will be President-making. The
maneuvers will no doubt be amusing
Conkling will endeavor to clinch the ad
vantage he obtained through the election in
New York, while Blaine will endeavor to
lessen the force of the misfortune that befel
him in the pine woods of Maine last August.
Bayard and Thurman, and possibly some
other of the "possibles" will not be behind
in urging their claims, and among the
crowd there will be no laok of gas of the
most powerful illuminating properties.
A LITTLE interest is being created at the
East over the prospect of the election of a
governor in Maine. It will be remembered
that the election in August lesulted in no
choice. The election therefore devolves upon
the legislature. The House has the priv
ilege of nominating two men for the office,
from whom the Senate must choose. The
House, having an anti-Kepublican majority,
will without doubt submit the names of
Garcelon and Smith, the Greenback and
Democratic candidates at the August elec
tion. The Senate is Republican, and, in
order to spite the Democracy, will no doubt
ohoose the Gieenback candidate. Which
ever is chosen, he will no doubt be an im
provement upon the ^Republican candidate.
TMEY MAR11IED WRONG.
The man who marnes above his station
may as well be out of the world. This, we
believe, is the honest sentiment of the Mar
quis of Lome, the new governor general oi
Canada, or would be if he could read the log
of the steamship Sarmatian as published in
yesterday's GLOBE. The son of the Duke of
Argyle, the oldest, the wealthiest, and the
noblest of Scottish familiesnobility being
regarded in its broadest sensethe Marquis
of Lome had aright to expect distinguished
consideration in whatever branch of the
public service he might engage. Himself a
man of fine ability, a scholar and a states
man of no mean reputation, he might, inde
pendently of his noble birth, have achieved
distinction. But unfortunately for him he
has been snuffed out like a candle. He
aimed high, wooed a daughter of the reign
ing sovereign of Great Britain, won her, and
in defiance of all ustge, wedded her. The
union has been, so far as reports reach us, a
happy one. The marquis is devotedly at
tached to the princess, and the princess
thinks the world of the maiquis. Neverthe
less the marquis is nobody, the princess
everybody. At royal receptions the mar
quis has been obliged to remain behind
while his wife was among the first to be re
ceived. has been cuffed and kicked
about by his royal relations-at-law in the
most indiscriminate fashion until life at
court, if not life in general, has become a
burden to him. We are inclined to the be
lief that the good Queen Victoria appre
ciated his position and sympathized with
him from the bottom of her great, generous
heart, and that a desire to emancipate
him from the thraldom and humiliation of
court life induced her to procure his appoint
ment as governor general of the Dominion
of Canada. In a country such as that, where
the American idea had so firm a hold, and
where regard for birth is generally regarded
as secondary to moral or intellectual worth,
he hoped that the distinction between hos-
band and wife might be in a measure, if not
But what do we find? The Sarmatian,
which conveyed the semi-royal pair from
England, has arrived in the harbor at Hali
fax. The log of the steamer has been com
mitted to the hands of the agent of the
Associated Press, and has been distributed
far and wide over the continent. It is a very
faithful record of the voyage. It records the
days upon which the heavings of the ship
caused Her Royal Highnfico to Leivt up her
breakfast, and chronicled the time when She
(with a capital S) made her first appearance
on the deck. It records the fact that the
sea wag high, and caused the princess much
discomfort, but it does not allude to the faot
that the princess had a conBort who was, per
haps, as greatly put about by the heaving of
the billows as his wife, and may have con
tributed as largely to the food of the fishes
as she. He was aboard the vessel, it is true,
but the captain's log contains no intimation
of the fact. The princess seems to have ab
sorbed hifl entire attention. Every time that
circumstances seemed to show that she was in
a mood to make a reckoningcast up
accountsthe fact was duly noted, but poor
Lome was ignored. He was nowhere.
might as well have been out of the world as
on board the Sarmatian, as far as the histor
ical record of the trip was concerned. Even
at the close of the voyage, when he was about
to ascend the throne of a kingdom (for such
fact, though not in name, is his destiny),
he is not even alluded to, but the hope is
expressed that Her Royal Highness "will
speedily recover her accustomed health."
We have no fault to find with the Marquis
of Lome, nor yet with hia royal wife, the
Princess Louise. He is a gentleman and a
scholar, who worthily represents a worthy
Scottish family. She is a lady of quality of
whom any mother might be proud, and
when we have said this we have paid her
the highest compliment that can be paid to
a human being of the feminine gender. But
notwithstanding the fact that both are in every
respect worthy of esteem and regard, they
will pass into history as an ill-assorted pair.
Report says they love each other, but the
fact remains that she ig a princess, and he
though almost of royal bloodis a nonentity.
As it was in the voyage across the Atlantic,
so it will be during the reign, of the marquis
as governor general of Canada. His wife
will form the foreground of every picture.
He, if he figures at all, will bo found in the
background. The princess will be the per
son to whom the people of Canada will look
as the real governor general the marqais
will be the figure head only.
THE OUTLOOK. IN EUROPE,
It is evident to every observer of passing
events, that nearly every nation in Europe is
on the verge of an extraordinary crisis, the
like of which has never been aeea. In
Great Britain the signs are ominous, though
arising from different causes from the dis
batisfaction elsewhere. There has been of
late an extraordinary depression in the labor
markets all over the kingdom. Manufacto
ries of all kinds have been obliged to sus
pend for want of a market for their goods,
mills have shut down, and work in many of
the collieries has ceased. There aro now
well on to half a million of men out of em
ployment and on the verge of starvation,
the wants of these people will have to be
supplied, else they will become a dangerous
and desperate army, threatening not only to
society but to the existence of the govern
ment. Private charity cannot care for them
the government cannot support them in idle
uess, and the only way out of the predica
ment, aside from that afforded by emigra
tion to America, will be the subsidizing of
manufactures or the undertaking of gigan
tic public works. To allow them to remain
idle and impoverished, would be to court
revolution in its direst form.
The situation in Germany is still more
grave. Not only are the people in distress,
but the government is financially embarrass
ed. In addition there is a feeling of unrest
abroad that has taken form in numerous so
cialistic organizations which no repressive
measures can wholly erradioate. The alarm
of the government at the danger which
threatens it has been manifested by the pass
age of the anti-socialist bill and the vigor
ous measures adopted to enfovce it. There
are mutterings of discontent in every part of
the empire which threaten to make their
presence felt by open revolution ere many
months have passed. The death of the
Emperor and Bismarok will be the signal
for an uprising that will, no doubt,
disrupt the confederation of German states
ind overthrow the dynasty. The longing of
the people for civil liberal *n its broadest
sense cannot be crushed out'by the arbitrary
and despotic policy now being pursued by
In Russia and Italy the communistic spirit
is everywhere prevalent. All the vigilance
of the Russian polioe, seconded by the hor
rois of exile to Siberia or imprisonment in
loathsome dungeons, has failed to disperse
the organizations or root out the evil. The
societies are growing daily more menacing,
as the frequent assassinations dearly prove.
The recent attempt upon the life of King
Humbert, of Italy, and the subsequent dis
covery of numerous internationalist socie
ties has inspired that government with grave
apprehensions. The integrity of Austria is
also menaced, not from communism, but
from the contending interests of the dual
nations that comprise the empire. Hungary
is jealous of Austrian ascendancy in the
affairs of the government, while the Austri
ans refuse to relax their efforts to retain the
governing power in their own hands. This
nation, too, is ripe for revolution.
Prance, which, from the nature of past
events might be thought to be worst off, ap
pears to be in the best condition of any na
tion on the continent. The patriotism of her
people cams to her rescue at the close of the
war with Germany, and enabled her to pay
the large war indemnity exacted without go
ing abroad for a franc. Since the reign of
the commune her industries have been won
derfully stimulated, her commerce extended,
and her every enterprise assured of success.
Her people find all they want to do at remu
nerative wages, and are contented and hap
py. Everything appears tranquil on the sur
face. The danger from communism is
apparently over. Though France was
its birthplace, the ill-beg atten child
has forsaken the country, for it cannot thrive
among a people who are industrious and
find ample means of employing themselves.
Her future looks bright, for she is strong in
patriotism, strong in an army that is better
than ever before since the days of the first
Napoleon, strong financially and indus
While everything across the water, with
the single exception noted, looks ominous,
tile storm may be averted. But the proba
bilities are that before the close of 1880
there will be such a rattling among the dry
bones of the monarchies of Europe us will
shake the whole world.
It is very generally regarded as a fixed
fact that the attempt at resumption will be
made on the 1st of January next, and very
naturally there is considerable interest mani
fested as to the plan to be pursued. There
have been no end of theories evolved, for the
most part from the inner consciousness of
the Washington correspondents of the metro
politan press. The best authenticated of the
lot, apparently, comes from the Washington
correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, who
asserts, on what is evidently good authority,
that the following will be the essential points
of the resumption programme:
FirstUnited States notes will be redeemed
at the New York sub-treasury in gold or Bilver
coin, at the option of the holder of notes, with
out, limitation as to amount.
SecondLegal-tender notes of a special issue
of large denominations will be delivered in
place of gold certificates, and there will be no
further issue of gold certificates.
ThirdHolders of notes who prefer gold in
stead of Bilver will obtain gold, and the treas
ury will not force upon the holder of notes the
kind of legal tender coin that is not desired.
FourthThat legal-tenders, even without the
enactment of any law affirmatively author
izing it, will be everywhere received for cus
FifthThat silver dollars will be exchanged
for legal-tenders or national bank notes in
multiples of 1,000 at any sub-treasury or na
tional bank which is a United States deposi
tory, the expense of transportation to be paid
by the mint. This is the plan which was inau
gurated in September last, but was so suddenly
discontinued on the ground that there was no
authority of law to exchange silver for legal
tenders until after Jan. 1.
SixthThat perhaps arrangements would bo
made at Bub-treasunes other than at New York
to redeem legal-tenders in coin within ordinary
limits, but not in large sum i.
The policy of resuming only at New York
is a questionable one, and has created con
siderable dissatisfaction at other financial
centers, but as the law of 1875 prescribes
only that point as a repository of the national
gold treasure, the injustice w.ill have to be
endured. On their face the other points
look fair enough, and there is an evident
purpose on the part of the treas
ury departmentpresuming the in
formation to have been derived
from that source to endeavor to make specie
payments a reality. That it will be but a
dd barren ideality," to use a profane
though expressive phase of old Bill Allen,
results will prove. There is now in the
treasury a coin balance of about a hundred
and fifty millions of dollars. Under ordinary
circumstances this would be sufficient to
meet all demands. But there are some
peculiar circumstances that will, no doubt,
have an influence upon the undertaking. In
the first place the action of the New Yoik
clearing house portends disaster. If that
association, which commands a capital of six
hundred millions of dollars, persists in its
avowed policy, resumption from the start
will be impossible. It can, if it will so
choose, absorb all the gold in the treasury
and all that may come into the treasury, by
means well known to financial men, and
thus defeat the purpose of the secretary of
the treasury, unless he shall decide,
by authority of Congress, to demonetize sil
ver. Of this latter outcome of the pend
ing trouble, no fears may be entertained,
for Congress will not so far disregard the
known wishes of the people as to consent to
a demonetization of silver. But the plan as
whole is bound to come to naught. As
long as the prime principle of resumption
is left outthat of making the government
issue of paper the equal of coin for the pay
ment of duties and interestall efforts in
the direction of resumption must inevitably
fail. In every other country in the world
the paper currency in circulation is received
by the government as the equivalent of gold,
and the attempt of this government to start
an innovation, making coin a sole legal
tender for one class of debts while currency
is a legal tender for another class, is absurd
on its face, and must be a failure. This is
the long and short of it, and no amount of
sophistry can alter the fact.
REV. KEBIt IN A BAD BOX.
Rev. Kerr, the clerical rascal who has been
exposed by the Insane Asylum investigation,
has sent a document to the Governor in re
ply to the investigating committee. He also
sent a copy to Bill King's ring organ, with
instructions to publish it when the commit
tee made their report.
That disreputable affair perpetrated a
forgery and published yesterday a bogus
document, which it alleged was the report of
the committee. It accompanied this with
Rev. Kerr's "vindication," which concludes
In the meantime I simply ask "that no
(further) injustice be done me," and before the
Senate committee, when appointed at the next
session of the legislature, my pledge will be
So it seems Kerr wants to secure another
committee the coming winter and probably
hopes to pack it. He did not intend to have
this printed until the present committee had
reported to the Governor, when their func
tions would cease. Then he could shout for
The P. P. has been too fast, and launched
it prematuiely. The present committee is
still in session, and have not yet made up
their report. Rev. Kerr has ample opportu
nity to be heard now, and not be compelled
to await the motions of a new committee.
Besides it may be safer to receive justice at
the hand3 ot this committee than to run the
risk of anew one. The committee should
summon him, and ask him what more he has
to present the matter. He has called for
a new committee too soon.
Poenler's "Moderate" Democracy.
To the Editor of the Pioneer Press.
The verdancy that Mr. Poehler's friends dis
play in speaking of him as a "moderate Demo
crat" is truly refreshing for these November
As a quiet German-American citizen in his
own district, with no unusual responsibility
resting upon him and with no very decided
views any way, it may have been a very easy
thing for Mr. Poehlor to assume the role of a
''moderate Democrat," and to thus apologize
for being a Democrat at all, and it was doubt
less a very simple matter tor him in his speech
at the banquet last night to announce in heroic
terms that he would not join with the Southern
members to vote for the payment of the South
ern rebel debt. Of course he won't. Never
theless, when some ingeniously framed bill is
brought forward involvin the payment of a
Southern claim, Mr. Poehler, having been pre
viously in a Democratic caucus and felt the
sting of the party whip, will be found voting
with the Southern rebels on that and every
A man in these days must take his seat in
Congress either as a Republican, Democrat or
dd tool, and soon alter he reaches Washing
ton Mr. Poehler will find himself one or the
other of these moat decidedly.
The above was not written by a Republi
can or Democrat but it must be one of the
'VffOS THE ST. PATJ DAILY QWBS. MONDAY MORNINg, NOTiMBER 25, 1878.
ljt%|tfl MINNESOTA WBn^5*ft%
A brass band is being organized at Jack
An increased attendance at ther*churohes
in Anoka is noted.
David Purdy, of Red Wing, reoently shot
in one day three wolves.
The new school house at Waterville is re
ceiving the finishing touches.
Diphtheria of a malignant type has made
its appearance in Red Wing.
The demand for vacant houses in Alex
andria is greater than the supply.
About twenty miles of steel rails have just
been laid between Lewiston and Eyota.
A bouquet of beautiful flowers was gath
ered in a garden in Northfield, Nov. 20.
Halver Benson, of Riohland, Rice county,
lost eight stacks of wheat by fire lately.
There are about 150 men at work in Zum
brota on elevators and railroad buildings.
A whisky burglar tapped a saloon in Wil
mar a few nights ago, and is in jail for it.
A flouring mill is to be erected on Her
on river, on section 34, in Springfield, next
There was a slight subsidence of diph
theria in the village of Mankato at last re
The bam of William Deymond, of Forest
township, Rice county, has been destroyed
Two fights, one at each depot in Mankato,
resulted in knock-downs, chewing up fingers,
Mr. Lamm, of Mankato township, lost
five children with diphtheria in the space of
A large number of horses of Madelia and
vicinity are suffering from attacks of typhoid
The population of Anoka is reported to be
constantly on the increase by the moving of
H. Earl, of Fergus Falls, fell from a hay
stack the other day, and dislocated one of
An unsuccessful attempt was made a few
nights ago to burglarize the safe at the de
pot in Melrose.
An incendiary fire destroyed the school i
house in district 59, in the town of Wheat
land, Rice county.
There are about 50 lakes in Freeborn
county, only 30 of which have had, as yet,
names given to them.
Master Will Leary fell from the hay-loft
of his father's barn, Owatonna, and broke
his arm near the elbow.
Twenty three thousand bushels of wheat
were taken into the elevators t Will
mar in one week recently.
In nine consecutive days during the pres
ent month of November, E. Nott, of Little
Falls, killed twenty-nine deer.
Peter Johnson, of Red Wing, at the Hay
Creek bridge, had a heavy hammer fall upon
his ankle, crushing it fearfully.
The man Keefe, who was shot some time
feiuce in Zumbrota, is still living, but is ly
ing in a very precarious condition.
The artesian well at Owatonna has reaohed
a depth of 120 feet, and they are confident
that they will so strike a flowing fountain.
An investigation has developed the fact
that the recent fire in the restaurant of
Hager & Becker, Faribault, was the work of
Joseph Redout, living three miles south of
Hi*lchinon, recently had his house and
household furniture, his stable, hay stacks,
reaper, etc., destroyed by fire.
Carpenter's salion at Elk River, Sher
burne county, was burglarized and about
|il 50 worth of goods taken, consisting of
rum, whisky, wine, cigars, etc.
The Alexandria Post is authority for the
statement that the railroad company's teams
will work all winter grading in the woods be
tween Alexandria and Fergus Falls.
Mr. Kettlewell, of Waterville, was splitting
wood, when his axe caught a clothes-line,
glanced and struck him. a blow in the head,
cutting a frightful gash and laying the skull
A flouring mill at Windom has just been
completed, 36x48, and 57 feet high, and is
claimed to be one of the best, it not the
best built mill in the State, outside of St.
Paul and Minneapolis.
Mrs. Mollis and I. M. Boder eloped from
Wortbmgton reoently while her husband was
absent. She took $300 in money. She is
said to be attractive, and had previously
borne a good reputation.
A good deal of excitement was produced
recently in Chaska by the sudden disappear
ance of Louis Schmidt under ciroumstances
that pointed to^suicide. Thorough search was
made, but nothing found to verify the theory
A lumber pile in the mill yard of the Red
Wing mills took fire the other day, and was
subdued with great difficulty. Six streams
of water were turned on at one time, and so
much was thiown as to make a small lake of
the adjoining lots.
The great prevalence of diphtheria in
Mankato has been attributed to the impurity
of the water used for household purposes.
The late analysis of water taken from a well
on. the hill above the village shows it to be of
such an impure nature as to be wholly unfit
An incendiary attempt was recently made
to burn the dwelling house and stables of
Richard Lynch, of Webster township, Rice
county. By great exertion on the part of
neighbors the buildings were saved, though
damaged to the amount of several hundred
Melrose Record: Something like the old
times is experienced now by the business
men of Melrose. Every day Mill square is
crowded with loaded teams, waiting their
turn to deliver wheat at the mill. Mer
chants say that busineas has not been so
brisk for a long time.
Alexandria Post: A month ago Ed.
Cramer, in a Millerville saloon row, had a
leg broken above the ankle. Tne bones were
misadjusted by a surgical pretender of the
up-coHntry, and the unfortunate man is now
here to have his leg rebroken and reset
rather than be a life-long cripph?.
An alarm of fire in Owatonna attracted at
tention to the house of Mrs. Hammond,
which was filled with smoke. The furni
ture was hastily removed. Flames not
bursting out, an examination revealed a sack
ot old rags in the cellar, undergoing a pro
cess oi spontaneous combustion.
Capt. Murphy, of Madelia, who shot and
killed a young man last summer for making
improper proposals to a young girl, (his
daughter,) at that place, was indicted last
week by the grand jury of Watonwan county,
for murder in the first degree. He has been
admitted to bail by the district court, and
will be tried at an adjourned term to be held
The Rivalry of Cary and Kellogg,
[Chicago Letter, Nov. 20.
The stage at McVicker's theatre to-night
was the scene of an interesting battle, in
which flowers were the ammunition, and
which brought to the surface the old-time
rivalry between Kellogg and Cary. The lat
ter some weeks ago traveled a long distance
to sing in Chicago on the occasion of a per
formance under the auspices of the Owl
club for the benefit of the yellow fever suf
ferers. In recognition of her generosity the
clnb, with whose members Cary is a great
favorite, prepared a magnificent floral tribute
to be presented on the stage to-night. Kel
logg got wind of it, and Fred Crosby, her
agent, went scurrying around among the
flower stores to bay up all there was in the
market. He did so, and tae jealous soprano
was tully prepared to open hostilities. The
opera was Trovatore. In the first act Kel
logg's spirited singing of the "Di Tale
Amor" seoured her a recall, which was the
signal for delivery of the prepared volley of
bouquets. Something over a bushel was
dumped on the stage. Cary's time soon
came. Following the duo with "Manrico"
in the second act, in which her part was
done with magnificent voice and spirit, the
Owl club offering was presented, the finest
ever given to an artist ia Chisago, being six
feet in height, composed of exquisite flow
ers, and surmounted by an owl, the cymbol
of the club, which thus beautifully honored
her. She was recalled three times to receive
the applause of the audience, and retired in
a shower of smaller bouquets. The general
opinion is that Cary had the beat of the
Heathcote Indicted for Manslaughter In
the Second DecreeThe Case Against
Him Not as Serloas as SupposedOther
Otter Tall County Court Matters.
1 Correspondence of the Globe. I
FEBQUS FALLS, Mum., Nov. 22.The dis
trict court for this county was opened here
on Tuesday last by Hon. J. M. McKelvy,
judge of the judicial district. There are
quite a number of distinguished lawyers
from St. Paul and elsewhere in attendance,
amongst whom I notice Hon. W. W. McNair,
W. W. Erwin, C. H. Bigelow, Harvey Officer,
Morris Lamprey, Knute Nelson, E. S. Thomp
son, and N. Smith. The calendar is a
short one, containing but fourteen cases.
Of these but three have yet been tried, and
they are of no great interest.
The grand jury have brought an indict
ment against Gottfried Melike for "assault
with intent to kill." This is one of the cases
growing out of the Deer Creek trouble,
which resulted in the death of Barnes last
The grand jury have also just brought in
an indictment against Walter S. Heathcote
for "manslaughter in the second degree,"
and the defendant was given until" Monday,
Nov. 25,10 o'clock A. M., to answer the in
dictment. The court has ordered a special
venire for fifty new jurors, as it is expected
that there will be some considerable trouble
in finding jurors who can serve.
Your readers are no doubt familiar with
the main features of the case, but I will say
that the accounts in the newspapers were
much exaggerated at the time, there being a
strong effort made by some parties in this
count to create a feeling against Heathcote.
The Journal of this place has taken especial
pains to foment this feeling, and in a very
unfair manner, peisistmg in calling the
affray a cold-blooded murder, and publishing
every little absurd tale the editor could hear,
to work up public opinion against Heathcote.
The indictment is a great rebuke to the
Journal, and is for the reason above stated
a surprise to many people who had been led
to believe by these accounts the newspa
pers that Heathcote would be tried for mur
der in the first degree.
I shall send you an account of the trial
when it occurs, also that of Melike.
The weather is bright and warm here and
Fergus Falls is crowded with people, every
hotel being more than full and obliged to
make up beds on the floors, and taxing their
utmost capacity to furnish the crowds with
their wants for the inner man.
The court has been occupied yesterday and
to-day in hearing the case of the New Eng
land Mortgage Security company and Mary
Jane Ouro, against the St. Paul Fire and
Marine Insurance company. Morris Lam
prey for the plaintiffs and Harvey Officer for
defendant. The case is now being summed
up, and will go to the jury about supper
A serious assault was oommitted last night
at Elizabeth, in this junty, by Hans Han
son on John Nelson, both of whom have
farms near here. At this writing I can get
no reliable particulars of the affair, but it is
stated that Nelson is badly out with a knife
or an axe, and is considerable danger of dy
ing. The grand jury in session will no
doubt investigate, and I will send yon partic
A Woman Decoys and Murders Ser Bus
band's Paramour, and Afterwards Con
fesses ihe Heed.
rCincinnati Special (Nov. 21) to Chicago Trib-
The Port Washington murder is develop
ing into one of the most remarkable crimes
ever committed in the State. Men have
killed the seducers of their wives, but this is
the only instance on record in Ohio where a
woman, the mother of seven children, has
killed another woman for the seduction of
her husband. Mrs. Amy Best, the widow
who was killed, was herself a grandmother.
She had started out one evening ostensibly
to visit her grandchildren, and next morning
her dead body was found in the edge of a
wood, near a fence, her neck broken, and
marks of violence on her head. The facts
which have been developed show that she
was decoyed by Mrs. Stnll to the spot by
means of a false note signed John Stull, ap
pointing a meeting at a haystaok on the
farm at 7 o'clock in the evening. There
the two women met and engaged
in a hand to hand fight, which
lasted until the widow was a
lifeless corpse. There was no evidence to
fasten guilt upon Mrs. Stull, and she safely
passed a trial before the coroner's jury, but
she could not quiet her conscience. Her
deed haunted her, until she was driven to an
attempt at suicide in the canal. After she
had plunged into the water she changed her
mind, crawled out, and, to a passing strang
er, told the whole story of the crime. She
had believed for years that her husband and
the Widow Best were on terms of improper
intimacy, and the suspicion embittered her
whole life. She had contemplated murder
more than once, but not unttl she had taken
her rival's life did she reabze how terrible
the deed was. Mrs. Stull is in prison with
her youngest child, a babe of 3 months, in
her arms, and the question is, What to do
with her? She has the sympathv of her
neighbors and friends, and her punishment
will be a sorrowful problem for the authori
A DEMOCRATIC PJCATJTOBM.
Formulated bg a Paper that Doesn't Like
the Democratic Party.
Washington Special to Chicago Times. 1
Southern and Western Democrats who
have arrived here generally favor a platform
foi the Democratic party for 1880 having
the following as prominent planks: First,
the retirement of national bank notes and
the substitution therefor of United States
treasury notes second, full remonetization
and free coinage of the silver dollar third,
payment of the bonds strict accordance
with the letter of the laws under which they
were authorized to be issued. It is believed
by soft and silver money men that these
propositions will secure the united support
of all who are opposed to the continued as
cendancy of the Republican party. There is
but one sentiment among the few Democrats
who have arrived here in reference to fiat or
irredeemable currency, and that is one of un
qualified opposition to this feature in the
platform of the National party. The silver
men assert that they are for a double stand
ard, but if a single standard is insisted upon,
that standard must be the silver dollar. If
either metal, they say, is to be practically de
monetized, gold must give way. In the
opinion of the silver men, Bilver and United
States treasury notes will famish a better cur
rency for the people than gold, government
paper and bank notes. Among the first
measures that will be urged for action in the
House will be Mr. Buckner's bdl providing
for the retirement of the bank notes and
putting United States notes in their place.
This measure and various propositions for
free coinage of silver, and issuing of silver
bullion certificates will at one* bring tba
financial question before the country in the
legislation of Congress. A proposition is
also being discussed the shape of a joint
resolution instructit-g the secretary of the
treasury to pay out the standard silver dol
law now in the treasury for interest on the
public debt, and for the payment of called
bonds to the full amount of such silver in
the treasury, and continue to do so as fast as
silver may be coined. At the last session of
Congress a joint resolution was passed
known as the Matthews resolution, which
declared that the interest and principal of the
bonds were payable in silver, but there was
one provision in the resolution instructing
the secretary of the treasury to make such
payments. The resolution was therefore a
mere naked declaration of an alleged right
of the government to make silver payments
on the interest and prinoipal of the public
debt. A further resolution making it im
perative upon the secretary of the treasury to
use the silver now coined and what may here
after be coined for that purpose is proposed
and will bring into pratical operation the
resolution of Congress already passed.
The silver men declare that they are not
to be frightened from their purpose to make
silver a part of the money of the country by
the action of the satanic New York bankers
who have undertaken to demonetize silver
by refusing to receive it on deposit the same
as greenbacks and gold. In view of the
foregoing the country may goon expect a
revival of the idiotio currency agitation in
B.ayes'Polity, the Southern Elections, the
Greenback Cause, and the Presidency
Senator Lamar, of Mississsppi, was in the
city yesterday en route from his home to
Washington. A quiet, thoughtful, pleasant
voiced gentleman of perhaps pixty years he
is, with hair and whiskers tinged with gray,
but with no other marks of age. He would
never be taken by a stranger for a Statesman
of three epochs in American history or a
hero in three wars for mastery in politics.
He is to-day entitled to rank among the fore
most of the Southern leaders, and the man
whose cool judgment is more relied upon
than any of the others in the settlement of
questbns of the restoration of perfect peace
and prosperity in the South.
An Enquirer reporter met the Senator last
night, and interviewed him on a few of the
questions ot the hour, first asking him how
he regarded the policy of President Hayes,
and, more especially, his reported conversion
to the qtalwart doctrine of the bloody-shtrt
"I se the papers," aid he, "oertain
declaratiuha.ap*Wg? the resident, from
which an inference has been drawn of the
kind to which you allude. I doubt if he has
gone any further than to express disappoint
ment and disapprobation of certain exag
gerated reports of proceedings in two South
ern States, which have been reported to him
by Republican officials and defeated aspir
ants. But he has not yet, so far as I can
see, indicated any purpose to change his
polioy which has so much improved the
condition of Southern society, including
both races, and tended to restore amity be
tween the sections. I do not behe\e, with
the eyidence before me, that he intends, by
military force or executive interference, to
control elections in the Southern States.
is bound by the most solemn pledges before
the country not to uphold by force those
governments which were established in the
South under bayonet rule. In the recent
elections, whether the triumph of Demo
crat or Republican, there has been nothing
to show a popular disapproval of that policy
but every thing to shw that it meets the
sanction and support of all States. He will
find nothing occurring in the South to jus
tify any abandonment of that policy or de
parture from it. Pretexts may be found,
but they will be pure pretexts and nothing
"How were the elections in the South?"
"In my State they were as peaceably as
any election in the world could possibly be.
Not a human being was molested or made
afraid. As a general thing, in consequence
of the fever, the people did not largely turn
out to the election. There was but little
organization of the Democratio party in the
State or rather none at all. The opposition
was much better organized in the first and
second districts than we were. The candi
dates were unable to make a public canvass,
and the people went to the polls of their own
"Did the Greenback party show much
"I think not."
"Did not Davis, in the second district, re
ceive a heavy vote?"
"General Davis is much stranger in that
district than the Greenback party. He is a
popular and able man, and received a large
vole on account of his popularity."
"What are the prospects of the Greenbaok
party in the South?"
"Well, as to that, so long as the right of
the people of the South to self-government
is made an issue in national politics the peo
ple of the South will not, and, in my opinion,
ought not, to allow any question as to cur
rency to divide them. The South is more
solid in favor of self-preservation than
divided as to national policies."
"How did the Republicans vote in Missis
"In my district they voted solid for the
Greenbackers' candidates, officials and all."
"Do you mean Vu&t *fe federal officers
"Will the South be likely to ask a repre
sentative on the NUbnal Democratic ticket
"I do not think the Southern people cher
ish any aspirations for the control of the
federal government or its honors and patron
age. They will support a ticket without a
Southern man upon it just as cleerf ally and
cordially as with one. It will depend en
tirely upon what the party deems best to do
in order to accomplish success, but a South
ern man will not be needed on the ticket to
give it strength in the South."
"Do you think that if the Republicans
were to put a Southern man upon their ticket
it would bring to that party any consider
able support in the South?"
"Not the least, with the present puiposes
and organization of that party."
"As a Democratic candidate for the Presi
dency, which would the South prefer, Thur
man or Hendricks?"
"The South is impressed with a deep sense
of gratitude to both of these gentlemen, and
would support with enthusiasm and con
fidence which ever the National Democracy
should determine it most expedient to nom
"Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, is spoken of
more generally by the Eastern Democracy
than any other man. Would he be as en
thusiastically supported by the Southern
people aB either Hendricks or Thurman if
nominated by the convention?"
"He would be. No man in the nation is
more honored and beloved in the South than
"As to the Vice-Presidency. It is often
said that a Southern man will get that.*
"Of course the South would feel a' deep
sense of gratitude at the recognition of either
Governor Hampton or Senator Gordon or
Senator Ransom, by placing one of them on
the national ticket, but still it will not be
demanded by them or regarded as essential
to secure the co-operation and support of
the Southern States."
Senator Lamar started to Washinston
last night. was accompanied by his
A Conspicuous Ass.
C. C. Brandt, of Brown county, who mado
such a conspicuous ass of himself last winter,
by claiming to have accepted a fifty dollar
bribe fron the opponents of the Merrill school
book bill, failed of ra-tlaotion by a majority of
Memphis thinks of surrendering her charter
to get of her debt.
The Swiss colony in Grundy county, Tennos
see, is highly prosperous.
A Des Moines farmer froze his feet last Sat
urday returning from market.
Detroit papers protest against the wanton
slaughter of deer in that State.
The steamship Great Eastern is being fitted
up to carry cattle from Texas to England.
Eleven out of twelve women seen a Mem
phis street-car a fw days ago were ia mourn
Quite a number of Holland families from
the old country will locate in Sioux county,
Iowa, in the spring'.
An iron wedge seTen inches long was found
in the stomach of a hog butchered im Robert
son county, Kentucky.
The Berlin police have begun to bulldoze the
correspondents of foreign newspapers, under
the anti-socialist laws.
When a tramp demands a meal of an Arkan
sas woman, she sticks a pistol under his nose
and tells him to "eat that."
A Toronto magistrate decides that button
holing a man in the street is assaulting him, if
he objects to being button-holed.
An adventurer's share in the Mew River com
pany of London is worth nearly .91,000, and a
king's share is valued at 38,200.
Russia contains a Jewish population of 3
000,000 souU, which is a larger number thau Is
to be found in the rest of Europe.
The Nestor of the Turkish naval service, Ad
miral Achmed Kaisserh Pasha, died a few days
ago at Constantinople at the age of 81.
Miss Etta Smith, the Tremont, Ohio, school
teacher with a mania for poisoning, has been
sentenced to two yeara in the penitentiary.
Chiccory factories in the San Joaqum valley,
California, are making up large quantities of
this adulterant for the San Francisco market.
The widow Van Cott rinds her revival busi
ness up-hill work in Baltimore. The oyster
trade revival seems to interest the Baltimoreaua
There is one advantage about the profession
of journalism. We do not believe that any
ghoul ever attempted to steal the remains of
At Frankfort, Germanv. there is a glut of
maid-servants, and many are offering their
services at nominal wages to secure home tor
Mrs. Monorama Mozoomdar, wife of Baboo
Grish Chunder Mozoomdar, minister of the
Bariaal Brahmoo boinaj, ia the, first female
preacher in India.
According to the computation of the Irish
regioter-general, the population of the country
is now 5,851,000, or 208 more than dunrg
The Thanksgiving gobbler is strutting about
the barnjard, notwithstanding the injunction
that when jou think you are standing jou
should be beware lest jou fall.
The best part of the Champs de Mars build
ing at Pans will not be pulkd down, but re
main, like the Trocadeio, for the puipose of
permanent and gratuitous exhibition!..
Thirty years ago the English house of com
mons sustained an objection that a railway
ought not to run to Oxford because it might
scare cattle and prevent them getting fat.
General Joseph E. Johnston's seat in Con
gress will bo contested by W. W. Newman, his
opponent. Mr. Newman's grounds aro that
fraud was practiced in some precincts at Rich
An Iowa man fancied that Jerusalem ought
to have a whisky saloon, but his wiio disagreed
with him, so he went alone, and with Ameri
can and English visitors to the Holy Land ho
does a good trade.
There was a time when the validity of an
Englishman's will was disputed, and the will
was set aside because he believed that the time
would come when a certain square in London
would be lighted by gas.
The Vatican, apprehending the ultimate pre
ponderance of the Russian church in the EaU,
is disposed to make concessions to the Armeni
an Separatists, in order to bring baok the latter
to the allegiance of Rome.
The Pope, desiring to nominate to the Arch
bishopric of Dublin a prelate whose appoint
ment would be well received by the British
government, will cause the views of the Eng
lish cabinet on the subject to be confidentially
In the good old time Judge Walter T. Col
quitt, of the Georgia supreme couic, condemn
ed a man to be hung, preached a sermon, re
viewed the mihtia, married two cujpks
and then conducted arousing prayei m^u.^
all in one day.
The Imperial Geographical Society of bt.
Petersburg is about to undertake the organiza
tion of a scientific expedition to Afghanistan
under cover of which, in the event of a war'
the Ameer could be supplied with first-class
technioal military talent.
Germany in a bad way. There has been r.
great increase of crime, especially among the
young, during the last seven years,. The in
crease of suicides and vagabonds is correspond
ingly large, drunkenness is rampant, and vie
and indecency are abominably prevalent.
Caesan Prestmom, an Italian of San Fran
cisco, has 1Ust been sent to the Napa asylum
because he fancies that he is full of electricity,
which, being thrown off from hia body, pr'ol
duces so much light that he cannot sleep. He
must be a sort of a twin brother to George
A girl of 18, named Edith Shaw, has been ar
rested at Dublin for stealing about 1,000
worth of baggage. She used to go to the rail
road stations when trains came in and direct
the porters to place articles which she selected
in her carnage, and then calmly drive away
with her plunder.
The fashionable daughter, indigent parents,
living in the northwestern quarter of Indianap
olis, paid 15 for the '"latest hat" the otner
day. That evening the fond father wheeled
15 worth of coal from a coal-yard half a miio
away, and borrowed enough wood from a
neighbor to kindle the tire.
A Parisian paper publishes an interesting let
ter on assassinations of rulers, contributed
through the agency of a spiritualistic medium,
by "Abraham Lincoln, Ancient President of
the United States, Beyond the Tomb City,
Fifth avenue." Mr. Lincoln says ho was shot
by a "comedian" named Booth.
Mr. John McCarthy, of the China island
mission, has performed pe haps the most re
markable of journeys through China. Having
left Shanghai at the close ot 1876 he reached
Bhamo in August, 1877, having traveled a dis
tance of some 3,000 miles. Wearing the Chi
nese dress he met with no difficulties.
There was a singular scene at the Houston,
Texas, court house: A negro named Allen
Smith had betrothed himself to six different
damsels, all of whom were waitijg to be es
poused. After considerable parlance, but one
was chosen ana wedded, and the residue in.
dilged in bitter invectives against the base de
One Hackett, brother of the Orangeman who
was murdered by Montreal Bibbonmen, July
12, 1877, has been made a private secretary to
Mr. O'Connor, a Catholic member of the new
Canadian cabinet, and, to complete the politi
cal millennium, it is belieted that Mr. Bowell,
another minister of the grand master of the
Orangeman, is to tak an Ultramontane as bis